ARTIST TALK: Thursday, September 27, 12:00-1:30 PM
Caitlin Cherry was born in Chicago in 1987; she now lives and works in Brooklyn. In a practice that combines painting, sculpture, and installation with reference to history and present-day politics, she connects diverse categories and methods. Caitlin will serve as a Visiting Faculty member in the VCUarts Painting + Printmaking Department for the Fall 2018 semester. Her exhibition, Etherpaint, features figurative paintings that explore the solarization and inversion effect of Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitor technology that occurs with a malfunctioning or tilted screen. This image distortion that is furthered in the painting process becomes a metaphor for the overexposure and colonization of black female bodies that persists in popular culture, music, and pornography.